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It’s Not Pink, It’s Magenta

As a proud Brummie, I always get a bit excited when I can boast about my home town. Last month I attended Multi Modal 2019. It you’re not familiar with it, Multimodal is a trade show for everything freight. It’s a little bit different to some of the other shows I go to, because this one isn’t just shipping, but …

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Patience is a virtue

Sometimes new business comes from the most surprising places. Last month we got asked to quote for a job for a company based locally in my hometown of Birmingham. Now, if you’re from Birmingham and are a proud Brummy like me you’ll have heard of them. But for those of you that haven’t, it’s a large wholesale shop, a bit …

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Another Tick Off The Bucket List…

Last week I had the opportunity to combine two of my great loves. Networking and football. I’m a member of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, so I often go to meetings and networking events organised by them. And as you know, I am a HUGE footie fan. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out where their next …

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The Drones Are Coming…

I thought the idea of drone delivery was dead. It’s been nearly 5 years since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Prime Air and his plans to make drone delivery a reality. The goal was to make it possible to deliver a selection of products in 30 minutes or less. Using drones to carry the cargo from local Amazon fulfilment centres …

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Cargo, Containers & Craziness: $2.41 Trillion…

Did you know that more than around 90% of the world trade is carried out by the international shipping industry? I don’t know about you, but I think that is pretty nuts! Despite the many technological advances over the last 50 years, cargo shipping still remains the most popular way to move goods throughout the world. It may not be …

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Speeding Fines For Freight Ships?

The youth today seem to be split into two firm categories. The screen-zombies who spend the majority of their time on their phones and Xboxes, obsessed with reaching the next game level or getting more likes on Instagram. And the switched on, inspired kids who have used the internet to educate themselves and are passionate about shaping the world they …

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Cargo, Containers & Craziness: Thinking Outside Of The Box

The other day I was on the phone and the signal was terrible. Breaking up and cutting out every few sentences. After a few failed attempts, the lady I was speaking to told me to hold on… There was some shuffling, a click and a thud… then the signal was perfectly clear. She explained that the office she was working …

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Did You Hear What They’re Saying About You?

As you know, I travel a lot. My job takes me to all four corners of the globe. From Amsterdam to Beijing, Doha to the USA. I love this part of my job. But those of you who travel will know it can take it’s toll. Over the last 25 years I’ve discovered that there are three key things I …

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Cargo, Containers & Craziness – Going Behind Enemy Lines

Earlier this month I had an enquiry about delivering in excess of 20 x 40ft containers filled with water irrigation systems, water butts and tanks. Now, this might not seem unusual. Afterall, we deliver all kinds of cargo from noodle sauce to Rolls Royce jet engines all the time. But this one was a little different. It wasn’t the cargo …

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The Life of a Freight Forwarder

There’s nothing quite like the life of a freight forwarder. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know all about the jet setting, travel and excitement it brings. But did you also know that as freight forwarders, we have magical powers too? I’m only kidding of course, but it would be handy! I think if we wrote …

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